2019 Producers Guild of America Awards: Another Oscar Best Picture preview by PGA?

What can we expect when the Producers Guild of America reveals its Best Picture winner on Jan. 19? Twenty of the first 29 films to claim this top prize from the guild went on to be named Best Picture at the Academy Awards, including last year’s double dipper, “The Shape of Water.”

The PGA Awards champ will be crowned three days before Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 22. The guild nominees for its top prize are: “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,”  “Green Book,” “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star is Born” and “Vice.”

The PGA adopted the same system as the Oscars — the preferential ballot — for the final vote beginning in 2010. The first six winners of this expanded field of 10 contenders went on to repeat at the Oscars. (The PGA went with “The Big Short” in 2016 while the academy favored “Spotlight” while in 2017 the guild embraced “La La Land” while the Oscar went, eventually, to “Moonlight.”)

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Not surprisingly our current odds for the Best Picture winner at the Producers Guild Awards mirror those for the Academy Awards. “A Star is Born” and “Roma” are jockeying for first place, with “Green Book” and “The Favourite” vying for third place, alongside the blockbuster “Black Panther.”

Be sure to make your PGA Awards predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on January 19. And join in the fierce debate over the 2019 PGA Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our movie forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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